The Fillaboa estate, “good daughter”, has its origins in the 17th century. The name of the farm comes from a local legend with many parallels to the story of “Cinderella” by Charles Perrault, in which two daughters of a Count envied their younger sister to whom their father left the best land as an inheritance. . Fillaboa is one of the largest wine estates in Galicia, bathed in its surroundings by the Tea and Miño rivers. Next to the farm, there is a medieval bridge and a 1,600 meter stone wall that frames the farm. In Fillaboa, nature commands. In addition to an exquisite garden of camellias, olive trees, magnolias, and cork oaks, the Fillaboa vineyard is spectacular. 50 hectares of own vineyards are divided into 12 delimited plots facing south in which we find majestic vines on vines and on trellises.
About the wine
Selection Finca Monte Alto comes from the Monte Alto place, one of the most emblematic plots of Fillaboa at an elevation of about 150 m. above sea level with an area of 7 ha., from which the best grapes are selected to make this wine. The vineyard is 33 years old, trellised and the soil has a sandy loam texture, with an abundance of pebbles due to its proximity to the River Miño.
Limited Edition: < 12,000 bottles
This wine is made in the traditional way with alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature, 14ºC at the beginning of fermentation and 16ºC at the end. Selected native yeasts are used and the wine is kept on the fine lees for a minimum of 12 months in stainless steel tanks. This vintage, in particular, is aged for 24 months on fine lees. Subsequently, the wine is stabilized, filtered and bottled.
Straw yellow color with greenish hues, clean and bright. High aromatic intensity and notes of very ripe fruit, apple, citrus, bakery notes, brioche and slight toasted notes that will appear over time in the bottle. Structured and fresh mouth. Very well integrated acidity, unctuous and soft flavor. Aroma of ripe fruit via retronasal, complex and round.
Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto is an Albariño with great aging potential. It is aromatic, frank and fresh, structured and complex.